Of Saugus, formerly of Malden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 5, 2023 in the Kaplan Famly Hospice House, in Danvers after being in failing health. She was 77 years old. Born in Avella, Italy, Mimma lived in Malden for many years before settling in Saugus. She worked as a chef in the kitchen at the Glen Ridge Nursing Center in Medford before retirement. Devoted daughter of the late Francesco D’Avanzo and Francesca Barba; the beloved wife of the late Allesandro “Alex” Corrado for 53 year before his passing in 2018; the dear and devoted mother of Lucy M. Celani and her husband, Anthony of North Reading and Francesca Corrado-Dello Iacono of North Reading; the dear sister of Gaetanina D’Avanzo of Italy and the late Antonio D’Avanzo; the loving “Nonna” of Alessandra LaRoche and her husband, Craig, Michael Celani, Christopher Dello Iacono and Arianna Dello Iacono.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend Mimma’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett, Tuesday, October 10. Her funeral was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett. Services concluded with burial at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Carmela’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.